Chancellor’s Advisory Council Minutes

September 11, 2007

 The Leis Family Class Act Restaurant



Present:           Susan Bendon, Jeff Halpin, Gwen Hiraga, Steve Holaday, Richard Kipper, Dorvin Leis,  Alec McBarnet, Howard Nakamura, Wendy Peterson, Anne Takabuki, Curtis Tom


MCC:               Clyde Sakamoto, Alex De Roode, Marilyn Fornwall, Cordy MacLaughlin, Katie McMillan, Suzette Robinson, Alvin Tagamori, David Tamanaha





Call to Order:  Richard Kipper called the meeting to order at 12:00 p.m. 


Approval of Minutes: The minutes of the July 16, 2007 meeting were approved as circulated.


Introduction:  Clyde introduced Alex De Roode as the new Director of the Sustainable Living Institute.

Alex de Roode recently joined Maui CC to serve as the Executive Director of the Sustainable Living Institute of Maui. Alex has a duel B.A. in International Affairs and Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder and recently completed his Master of Science degree in Bioresource Engineering at McGill University in Montreal. Alex has always had a passion for the environment and has acquired extensive experience in several environment related fields including: sustainable agriculture; renewable energy; environmental conservation; environmental education; protected areas management; social responsibility; and environmental entrepreneurship. He is looking forward to leading sustainability initiatives on Maui.


Fall Highlights 


·         Suzette Robinson presented the results of the program review (see attached.)  She also shared information on the summer sessions enrollment (lower than previous years, perhaps due to the increase in fees.)   Summer school numbers went from 739 students in 2006 to 534 students in 2007.  Tuition increased from $113/credit for residents; $146/credit non-residents to $147/credit residents; $180/credit non-residents.  Five summer bridge programs for High School students were held on campus: culinary arts, business technology, automotive technology, electronics and computer engineering, and nursing.


·         Alvin Tagomori shared information on the Fall enrollment and student housing.  Currently, students are being housed at the Maui Seaside until the housing project can accommodate them.


Update on Kūlanaa’o Student Housing:


        Due to delays in obtaining occupancy permits for Building A, 30 students moved into Maui Seaside during the week of August 13 to August 18.  Students are not being charged any extra fees for hotel occupancy.


        A Kūlanaa‘o luncheon and orientation for students and parents was held at Maui Beach Hotel on August 19th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.


        Students will be moving in to Kūlanaa‘o on September 13 & 14.  Transportation services will be provided to assist students with the move from the hotel to Kūlanaa‘o


·         David Tamanaha presented information on tuition and fees, state funding budget, and CIP on the campus. The $2.96 million received in tuition exceeded the MCC goal.  David discussed the replacement of the interior electrical system, re-roofing and installation of possible photo voltaic units over the parking lot.  The new Science building is proposed to be 55,000 square feet and a model of sustainability when it is completed.  $37 million has been proposed by the President’s office for the supplemental budget session (see attached.)


·         Nursing has 230 students with another 100 in the queue.  The program has had tremendous support from the County.  MCC will be hosting the Senate Ways and Means committee, the County Council and the Mayor at the Class Act to thank them all for their support.


Marketing Plan:  Katie McMillan presented a draft of the marketing plan.  This included a website update, community partnerships, advertising, events (e.g. County Fair, Barrio Festival), internet links, and direct mailings.  Recruitment of students will focus on the U.S.West Coast, China, and Japan (see attached.)


Community Forum:    Katie shared the results of the community forum.  One outcome of the forum was the need for more communication from the college.  The forum also may help MCC identify individuals who can fill advisory roles (see attached.)


Name Change to UH Maui College:   Clyde shared the proposed new name of the college in view of the baccalaureate accreditations.  The Council discussed the pros and cons of the new name and concluded support for the change to “UH Maui College.”


Program Expansion: Clyde asked the Council members to review the list of possible program expansion

areas and needs and opportunities at the two and four-year levels.  These will be discussed at the next Chancellor’s Advisory Council meeting. 


Government Relations:  September 20 Clyde will be hosting the Ag, Economic Development, Tourism and Culture Committee chairs at Pa`ina.  On October 10 Roz Baker will be hosting the Maui County and Legislative leaders at the Class Act.


Upcoming Events:

                        Oct. 27, 2007- Noble Grape

                        December 5, 2007 – Business Advisory Council Meeting

                        June 14, 2008- Chancellor’s Golf Tournament


Next Meeting:  Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007

                         Leis Family Class Act

                          12:00 noon



Respectfully submitted,




Marilyn Fornwall